Classes

Please plan on coming to our 12th Annual Retreat!
January 23-26, 2018

Registration is Now Open for the classes below! 

Order-In Lunch!

Reserve a box lunch To be delivered to the Festival Hall by Noon on 1, 2, 3, or all 4 days of the Retreat!  There are four menu options and the cost is quite reasonable at only $7.00 per day … Continue reading

Honey Bee Pincushion by Stephanie Chini #2

TUESDAY MORNING CLASS: The Honey Bee Pincushion and Needle Keeper—a match made for sewers. Hand stitch this adorable Honey Bee Needle Keeper and stop losing those needles! Its sidekick, the Honey Bee Pincushion, stands 5” tall and has four layers … Continue reading

Tree of Life by Annette Houston #3

TUESDAY MORNING CLASS: A family Tree? What a great way to document your family tree? Your family will love finding themselves and adding more leaves as little ones are born. This is a machine embroidery tiling scene that makes your … Continue reading

Dishes by Vanessa Goertzen #5

FEATURED TEACHER – TUESDAY MORNING CLASS: Grab a Layer Cake and come learn the basics of curved piecing with Vanessa’s Dishes quilt! Use the templates included in the pattern–or see just how wonderfully easy cutting curves can be using Creative … Continue reading

Log Cabin Hearts by Rene Hall #6

TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: Fun variation of Log Cabin pattern! Use your scraps to make this fun quilt. Make any size you want from Baby to King! Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced Class Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Class Cost: $18.00 … Continue reading

End of the Rainbow by Melissa Corry #7

TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: This quilt not only looks amazing but can easily double as a memory quilt. So pick out those special scraps that will remind you of other projects you have made. Learn fun techniques to crazy patch, cut … Continue reading

Aviator by Vanessa Goertzen #9

FEATURED TEACHER – TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: Here’s a quilt for the airplane lover in your life. This is a fat quarter quilt–and each fat quarter will yield everything needed for both 1 background and 1 airplane. Choose a mix of … Continue reading

Tuesday Evening Events

THREE FUN TUESDAY EVENING EVENTS! Our first trunk show will be our Featured Teacher Trunk Show at 6:00PM Tuesday Our Meet The Teacher event will follow at about 7:00PM Show And Tell to follow our Meet the Teacher event. Show … Continue reading

The Dress by Kim McAllister #10

WEDNESDAY ALL DAY CLASS: Have you ever wondered what to do with all those wonderful large scale prints? Come experience fun and creativity and make your own one of a kind Collage Quilt! This is a design class; you will … Continue reading

Boston Commons by Brenda Bailey #12

WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASS: This is an updated version of an old favorite, using 10″ squares. If you have never tried making a quilt with the blocks “on point”, this is good one to try. ” On point”, is a little … Continue reading

Star Spangled Pineapple by Shannon White #13

WEDNESDAY MORNING CLASS: It’s the year of the pineapple. The pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality. The Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt will do just that hanging on your front porch or welcoming guests … Continue reading

Trio of Baskets by Bonnie Miles #15

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: Of all the old traditional blocks, the basket is one that appears over and over – in all kinds of variations. In this terrific class, you will learn that you can create an original basket block without … Continue reading

Party Line by Margie Ullery #16

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: Simple piecing with some simple applique’. Stitch & Flip technique. Skill Level: All Skill Levels Class Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Class Cost: $18.00 Pattern Fee: $10.00 (paid to instructor) Kit Fee: N/A Size: 30″ x 30″ For … Continue reading

Around the World by Lynette Bingham #17

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: This design was created by my “famous in the quilt world” mother – Blanche Young. She was known for her strip piecing and pressing techniques which insures a wonderful finished quilt. This design works well with batiks … Continue reading

Hip to be Square by Wendy Lemmon #19

WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS: I enjoy making quilts that look dimensional. Join me as we tackle this fun layered square quilt. Two simple blocks come together to make this great quilt. Simple shapes are always fun to work with. Skill Level: … Continue reading

Pave the Way by Melissa Corry #20

WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASS: Pave the Way is a wonderful play on two blocks with just a slightly different design. It creates lots of movement and whimsy in the quilt. Well learn some basic building blocks and then how to put … Continue reading

Exploring Embellishment by Janett Rice #22

THURSDAY ALL DAY CLASS: Exploring embellishments is a fun, exciting embellishment buffet. After taking this class students can add unique interest and excitement to their fiber art. Whether traditional or contemporary, from a pattern or from an original, sewn by … Continue reading

Road Trip Bag by Shannon White #23

THURSDAY ALL DAY CLASS: This travel case is perfect for all your sewing needs for classes and retreats. It would also make a great cosmetic bag and it’s perfect for your little kiddo’s to keep all their little trinkets organized … Continue reading

Deal Me a Diamond by Bonnie Miles #24

THURSDAY MORNING CLASS: Diamonds really CAN be a girl’s best friend! And diamonds of this size are absolutely stunning. There will be two options – both of which we will try. One is made from 2-1/2” strips around a center … Continue reading

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah by Margie Ullery #26

THURSDAY MORNING CLASS: Simple pieced quilt with wool applique’ Skill Level: All Levels Class Time: 8:30AM – 11:30AM Class Cost: $18.00 Pattern Fee: $10.00 (paid to instructor) Kit Fee: N/A Size: quilts are the topper is 32″ x 32″ the runner … Continue reading

Singing for Joy by Norma Whaley #27

THURSDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: In this class you will discover how easily this cover in constructed.  Once you learn how this is constructed you can make beautiful gifts. Skill Level: Class Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Class Cost: $18.00 Pattern Fee: $9.00 (paid … Continue reading

Hoppers Picnic by Margie Ullery #28

THURSDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: Paper Pieced – Teach simple paper pieced technique Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced Class Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Class Cost: $18.00 Pattern Fee: $10.00 (paid to instructor in class) Kit Fee: N/A Size: 22″ x 26″ … Continue reading

Mod Herringbone by Betsy Carlile #30

THURSDAY EVENING CLASS: This is a super fun, cute modern quilt that requires fat quarters! So, buy a bundle or use your stash. It’s totally up to you. It can be color coordinated to support your favorite sports team or … Continue reading

Center of Attention by Kristin Roylance #32

THURSDAY EVENING CLASS: This adorable quilt goes together quickly using strip-piecing to piece the Irish Chain. The dimensional flowers are fun to make and add eye-catching detail. Everyone’s attention will be focused on this fun quilt! Skill Level: Beginner to … Continue reading

Braid Technique by Pam Wing #33

THURSDAY EVENING CLASS: This is a technique class. Braids can be used for borders, strips, table runners, quilts or wherever your imagination takes you.  We will learn at least 3 different braid techniques of French and Hexagon braids. Skill Level: … Continue reading

Smell My Feet by Kris Orton #34

THURSDAY EVENING CLASS: Cast a spell on the spooks at Halloween with this darling table runner. This easy project features machine applique and the ric rac embellishment makes it pop. This is a Dana Brooks Pattern. The kit will include … Continue reading

Cordelia by Krisanne Watkins #35

FRIDAY ALL DAY CLASS: Cordelia is a delightful quilt, created in a planned scrappy palette (my favorite type of coloration!). First half of class, you will explore fast and accurate methods of making quarter square triangles, Dove in the Window … Continue reading

Sew Together Bag by Kim McAllister #37

FRIDAY MORNING CLASS: Do you love Sewing Together with your friends, but can’t keep up with all the notions you brought? The Sew Together Bag is a niffty little bag with three zippered pockets, four open pockets, a pincushion and … Continue reading

Easy Piecing Mini by Carmen Geddes #39

FRIDAY MORNING CLASS: Make this charming 15″ Mini Quilt with a fun, accurate new piecing technique! Corners match up every time! Really nice Points with NO pinning! Use EasyPiecingTM Grid to make your masterpiece! Four Block Choices! Bonus Quilting Tips! … Continue reading

Antelope Canyon by Joanne Rice #40

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: This is a new take on a Log Cabin!  Two layouts are available; Half circles on all sides or, a circle in the middle and 1/4 circles in the corners. Skill Level: All Levels. Class Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM. … Continue reading

Free as a Bird by Louise Harris #41

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASS:  Piecing row quilt embellished with rick rack and buttons. Skill Level: Intermediate Class Time:  2:00PM – 5:00PM. Class Cost: $18.00. Pattern Fee: $10.50 (paid to instructor). Kit Fee: N/A Size: 60″ x 75 For Questions about this … Continue reading

Dream Catcher by Margaret Miller #42

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLASS: Do you have some southwest themed fabrics you want to sew? This large block will showcase them very well. Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Intermediate. Class Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM. Class Cost: $18.00. Pattern Fee: $10.00 (paid to instructor). … Continue reading